In my twenty years of existence I have never actually been aware of friends or acquaintances that identified themselves as “bisexual”.
Maybe it’s because I’m constantly surrounded by people who don’t speak about their sexuality or we just talk about nonsensical stuff most of the time…
In case you’re uncertain of what I’m referring to. Here’s the textbook definition: Bisexuality refers to a romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behaviour toward both males and females, or romantic or sexual attraction to people of any sex or gender identity; this latter aspect is sometimes alternatively termed pansexuality.
By researching this story angle I discovered that I’ve plenty of amazing bisexual friends and upon hearing their accounts of life, sexuality and love proved to be as informative, as its been hilarious.
Most bisexuals are faced with odd ball questions that they usually receive from friends and family members after “coming out”.
There are plenty of misconceptions surrounding the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and asexual community) however we’re going to narrow it down to bisexuality today.
Top 5 misconceptions about bisexuals:
1. “It’s just a phase”
A phrase used way too often for questioning teenagers.
Everyone (especially family members it seems) think that coming out as a bisexual teen is “just a phase” and that you will soon grow out of it and once you hit 25 you’ll automatically find your soul mate (from the opposite sex) and marry them. No. It doesn’t work that way.
2. “It’s just a cover”
People think that being bisexual is just a front for being either gay or lesbian. Almost like a halfway pitstop before coming out completely. Nope.
3. You’re most likely to have an STI
Because you’re getting it on with guys AND ladies! So of course you’re body is a breeding ground for sexually transmitted diseases…Double the fun, double the disease.
This is of course, also not true. As long as both parties are practising safe sex and getting tested regularly then you probably have the same chance as getting an STI as straight people do.
4. You want to f*ck everything that moves
Because you’re bisexual you probably want to EFF every male and female you see because YAAAY! Double the options!
Being bisexual does not affect your sex drive and bisexual people think about sex as often as straight people do.
5. They’re considered “Half straight”/“Half gay”.
Not the case. Bisexuality is a completely separate entity from heterosexuality and homosexuality. It stands alone as a valid sexual identity.
Did you know?
According to the online etymology dictionary, the word bisexual can be traced back to 1824.
However, back then its definition was slightly different: It meant “having both sexes in one being; hermaphroditic,” and didn’t come to its current meaning — “attracted to both sexes” — until 1914.
Find below hilarious #Bisexual misconceptions debunked and humour:
#bisexualfacts all bisexuals are actually straight people who only managed to weaken the gay demon possessing them to half strength
— The Token Minority™ (@jaedt0) March 2, 2017
— Small-town Girl (@KoffeeKrazy11) February 14, 2017
Bisexual awareness week is actually our molting season, when we shed our natural camouflage to grow our winter coats. #bisexualfacts
— Dystopian Drew (@drewdrawsstuff) December 13, 2016
— Birohazard (@Birohazard) November 19, 2016